Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

Nice Try, Jane Sinner

The only thing 17-year-old Jane Sinner hates more than failure is pity. After a personal crisis and her subsequent expulsion from high school, she’s going nowhere fast. Jane’s well-meaning parents push her to attend a high school completion program at the nearby Elbow River Community College, and she agrees, on one condition: she gets to move out.   Jane tackles her housing problem by signing up for House of Orange, a student-run re...

Details Nice Try, Jane Sinner

TitleNice Try, Jane Sinner
Release DateJan 9th, 2018
PublisherClarion Books
GenreContemporary, Young Adult

Reviews Nice Try, Jane Sinner

  • Emma Giordano
    Shout out to HMHTeen for letting me read this one so early! I REEEAAAALLLLYYYY loved this book!! I feel like we don't get much YA in a college setting, so it was nice to be able to relate to a YA character with my current circumstances as opposed to referring to my past.Trigger warning for talk of depression and suicide. These topics are not huge components of the story nor is it a main focus or what I would consider specifically a "mental health...
  • Lola Reviewer
    Reality show on paper?Been there, read that. Life in a Fishbowl was awful and I dare say unreadable, so why even bother with this one?Well, if I learned something these past few years of reading actively, it’s that you can’t let one book ruin a genre, topic, character type or even writing style for you. This has one of the most original contemporary premises I’ve heard of lately: Jane Sinner gets expelled from high school for unknown reason...
  • alice (arctic books)
    You can find this review and others at arctic books3.5 stars. Trigger warnings for mentions of suicide (attempt)NICE TRY, JANE SINNER is not a book I’ve heard much about, but I was nonetheless very intrigued by the synopsis as it covered some topics that I rarely, if ever, see in young adult literature. This novel follows Jane Sinner as she starts community college and decides to be a contestant on House of Orange, a reality television show to ...
  • julianna ➹
    + hilarious main character. so much dry humor and I LOVE IT+ interesting talks about psychology+ written in a journal format and v unique!+ delves into sensitive topics and discovering yourself+ in a college setting! i love college even though i've never been!full review to come.
  • Hollis
    no trespassingviolators will be shotsurvivors will be shot againNICE TRY, JANE SINNER might be one of the strangest books I've ever read. And yet it totally worked for me. Oelke's voice, experienced through Jane, is hilarious. I'm pretty sure I highlighted half the book. It's a strange plot -- highschool dropout enrolls in community college to finish her credits, lies about her age to get herself on a Big Brother-esque reality tv show in order to...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    “There is no divine plan, no destiny, no life after death, and no compensation for what you lose. There is only here and now. There is only what you’ve done and what you are going to do. And if you can own up to every moment and take responsibility for your life and shape it into something beautiful and kind and generous - if you can do that, you’ve discovered what it means to be strong.” I wanted to like this more than I actually did. I...
  • Trin
    Read in one sitting (with a short food break, because there is a lot of food in this book and it made me hungry. I had scallion pancakes, thanks for asking). Fantastic, hilarious, authentic voice. The choice to do the dialogue in script format is a brilliant example of form = content in a book about reality TV. And if reality TV really contained as many complicated, engaging characters as this book -- well, I would watch more of it. (I really onl...
  • Sylvia (Serial Bibliophile)
    I devoured this book! The main character might as well be called Sylvia, because we are the same (LOL). She's serious but sassy and kind of a smart-ass. This book is hilarious, fun, and full of reality TV drama, while also touching some seriousness like suicide and therapy.5 stars! Will write a full review soon, just need to gather my thoughts first!PS. The book contains a LOT of references of "The Bachelor", never expected to be okay with refere...
  • Caterina Neko
    Originally posted on my blog, Book-o-Craze!I would like to thank the publisher and NetGalley for providing a free copy for me to read in exchange for an honest review.Happy Release Day, Jane Sinner!!!Jane Sinner. One name, so many levels.And, we are lucky enough to be reading her thoughts firsthand.Because this is her journal, where her deepest thoughts are being written under utter secrecy.Jane's whole life has changed ever since the Event. And,...